Line 2a Instructions

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Adjustment to gross income for other ordered child support

DIRECTIONS: Enter the monthly amount of any other court or administrative order for child support to the extent of the amounts actually being paid toward the current support of any child not the subject of this proceeding.

An adjustment is appropriate in a proceeding to establish a child support order or to modify the support payable under an existing order. However, the adjustment available to the moving parent in an action to increase or decrease the support payable under an existing order shall be the lesser of:

  • the adjustment to which that parent was entitled for the particular child on line 2a or 2c when the existing order was entered, or

  • the adjustment to which that parent is entitled for the particular child on line 2a as a result of an order in another action entered after the existing order.

EXAMPLES:

A. Parent A pays child support of $350.00 per month under an order (Order 1) entered prior to the judgment of dissolution of his marriage to Parent B.

(1) Order 1 is modified after entry of the judgment of dissolution, and, as a result, Parent A now pays child support of $450.00 per month under Order 1.

(a) In Parent B's action to increase Parent A's support obligation under the judgment of dissolution, Parent A is entitled to an adjustment (line 2a) of $450.00 per month.

(b) In Parent A's action to decrease his support obligation under the judgment of dissolution, Parent A is entitled to an adjustment (line 2a) of $350.00 per month.

(2) Order 1 is modified after entry of the judgment of dissolution, and, as a result, Parent A now pays child support of $250.00 per month under Order 1.

(a) In Parent B's action to increase Parent A's support obligation under the judgment of dissolution, Parent A is entitled to an adjustment (line 2a) of $250.00 per month.

(b) In Parent A's action to decrease his support obligation under the judgment of dissolution, Parent A is entitled to an adjustment (line 2a) of $250.00 per month.

B. Parent A pays child support of $350.00 per month under an order entered prior to the judgment of dissolution of his marriage to Parent B and has an additional child support obligation of $200.00 per month under an order entered after the judgment of dissolution of his marriage to Parent B.

(1) In Parent B's action to increase Parent A's support obligation under the judgment of dissolution, Parent A is entitled to an adjustment (line 2a) of $550.00 per month.

(2) In Parent A's action to decrease his support obligation under the judgment of dissolution, Parent A is entitled to an adjustment (line 2a) of $350.00 per month.